- Maine, USA -
Back in November 2020, a dispute between two families ended with the senseless death of an innocent dog and criminal charges filed against the murderer, 61-year-old DANNIE L. PEASLEE SR.
Bangor Daily News reports that PEASLEE SR. will not be facing prosecution.
According to the news outlet, Chris Fernald, deputy district attorney for Lincoln, Knox, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties, said his office declined to prosecute after determining that the shooting was justified because the dog was on PEASLEE’s property.
The incident happened in the town of Somerville.
PEASLEE SR. told authorities that the dog, a Bulldog named Spot, came on his driveway and he shot him because he feared Spot was going to attack him.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies wrote in police reports that Spot was shot in the rear hip, which would be inconsistent with PEASLEE’s claim that the dog was coming toward him.
PEASLEE was charged with animal cruelty.
Spot’s dad, William Poulin, was cited for having his dog “at large.”
Mr. Poulin disagreed and said: “For all I know, he could’ve come up and shot my dog at my house and dragged him down to end of the road.”
At the time of the incident, Spot’s mom, Lindsay Grady, told CBS13 that the dispute between her family and their neighbor started years ago over disputed property lines, and reached boiling point when PEASLEE killed her furbaby.
Ms. Grady said: “We’re in a state of mental anguish. It’s really awful. We had him for eight years and obviously I’m biased, but he was just the best dog ever, so loyal and sweet, and just nothing but a good boy.”
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